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About the International Librarians Mentorship Program

The International Librarians Mentorship Program (ILMP) is open to any library professional or student who wishes to collaborate with and learn from other library professionals from around the world.

The International Peer Mentorship Program uses a peer mentorship model. Peer mentoring is a partnership between two members who share similar levels of work experience, similar interests, goals, and skill sets. These mentoring partnerships have been shown to increase motivation, support and resourcefulness in professionals. For more information about the benefits of Peer Mentorship, please see our resources page <link to resources page>.

In order to participate in the International Librarians Mentorship Program, you must be able to:

  • Commit to 4 months of regular communication with your assigned partner

  • Communicate with program partners and the ILMP in a respectful, courteous and professional manner

  • Establish regular communication guides with partner (e.g. Respond to emails from your matched partner within a week)

  • Meet monthly with your partner through an online call, email thread, or virtual chat.

    • Each month ILMP will suggest a discussion prompt or activity

    • Mentorship groups may also choose a collaborative project to develop together (ex: culture exchange program with library staff and patrons)

  • Share a reflection of the program or the results of a collaborative project on our blog.